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Florida governor pursues California firms despite few interstate moves
Florida governor pursues California firms despite few interstate moves

Florida Gov. Rick Scott is the latest out-of-state politician on a job-stealing tour of California, bashing the state's taxes and business regulation. Scott breezed into Los Angeles on Monday preaching the old-time gospel of hands-off government. He promised that Florida's rejuvenated seaports are poised to take business from Southern California's global trade hubs following recent union contract disputes. California, of course, is an alluring target for job poachers — the state is tied with New York for the nation's most Fortune 500 companies. But lost in the speeches and spin is a simple fact: Businesses don't move between states much, and corporate...

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